No postcopulatory selection against MHC-homozygous offspring: Evidence from a pedigreed captive rhesus macaque colony.

The heterozygosity status of polymorphic elements of the immune system, such as the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), is known to increase the potential to cope with a wider variety of pathogens. Pre- and postcopulatory processes may regulate MHC heterozygosity. In a population where mating occurs among individuals that share identical MHC haplotypes… (More)